Yesterday's observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work has special significance for local activist and writer, Mike Ervin. Music Button: Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada, “Dedication TV,” from the CD El Nino Y El Sol (ESL Records)
Proto-utopian visions serve as the inspiration for Walkabout Theater Company's production of Impossible Cities: A Utopian Experiment. It's a multi-media theatrical production and art exhibition inspired by different stories of utopian dreams.
At the turn of the century, Chicago was trying to rebuild itself from the fire of 1873. Daniel Burnham was one man who dreamed of things that seemed to be impossible at the time: green parks, modern rail lines, and cultural amenities.